You may have considered installing more gas appliances in your building to make it more appealing to potential renters. Gas is affordable, natural and energy efficient. Gas appliances also tend to last longer than their electric counterparts. Gas stoves last about 15 years compared to an electric stove that lasts only about 13 years.
Electric furnaces don’t last as long as gas and oil-fired ones which can last around 40 years. Gas appliances require new gas piping. If it is not installed by a licensed master plumber like John Farr who has a certification in gas piping, then you may be at risk of getting a violation for your gas boiler.
How to avoid a gas boiler violation
It’s vital to ensure that your tenant building meets all building codes and to hire the right contractor to do any maintenance or installations.
Hire a licensed contractor with experience in NYC.
Installing gas appliances in your home? Make sure they are legal.
Verify that all permits are obtained where necessary.
Be sure that the appliance is vented properly.
Install smoke, carbon monoxide and fire detectors around gas appliances. Keep them operational.
Learn the Reasons Why You Could Get a Gas-Boiler Violation
Gas boiler violations are not something that any building owner would like to see. This means that you will have to pay fines, get repairs done immediately and may even be required to attend a hearing. Knowing why you may get one will help you to avoid it.
Gas pipes that are very old or corroded.
You or a handyman can’t install gas pipes and make repairs yourself
No permits issued
Gas appliances that are not properly vented
Lack of safety equipment such as smoke, carbon monoxide and fire detectors
Correcting Gas Boiler Violations with John Farr
If you do find yourself with a gas boiler violation, John Farr can help. He has more than 30 years of experience in helping small and large residential buildings clear their DOB violations so that they can keep their Certificate of Occupancy and avoid huge fines for not repairing the problem in a timely manner. He can pull the appropriate permits, perform emergency repairs for violations that must be corrected within 24 hours and provide you with all the documentation and pictures you need.
For assistance with your OATH violations, illegal basement violations, gas company violations, gas boiler violations, or any NYC Department of Buildings plumbing violations in NYC, call John Farr at 917-324-2535.